Monday, March 16, 2009

Giveaway! SIGNED Copy of The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint

It isn't often that I have the chance to offer such a great giveaway, but thanks to Tor Books I have one SIGNED copy of The Mystery of Grace by Charles de Lint to give to one lucky winner. On the Day of the Dead, the Solona Music Hall is jumping. That's where Altagracia Quintero meets John Burns, just two weeks too late. Altagracia – her friends call her Grace – has a tattoo of Nuestra SeƱora de Altagracia on her shoulder, she's got a Ford Motor Company tattoo running down her leg, and she has grease worked so deep into her hands that it'll never wash out. Grace works at Sanchez Motorworks, customizing hot rods. Finding the line in a classic car is her calling. Now Grace has to find the line in her own life. A few blocks around the Alverson Arms is all her world -- from the little grocery store where she buys beans, tamales, and cigarettes (“cigarettes can kill you,” they tell her, but she smokes them anyway) to the record shop, to the library where Henry, a black man confined to a wheelchair, researches the mystery of life in death – but she’s got unfinished business keeping her close to home. Grace loves John, and John loves her, and that would be wonderful, except that John, like Grace, has unfinished business – he’s haunted by the childhood death of his younger brother. He's never stopped feeling responsible. Like Grace in her way, John is an artist, and before their relationship can find its resolution, the two of them will have to teach each other about life and love, about hot rods and Elvis Presley, and about why it's necessary to let some things go. Reviews at Graeme's Fantasy Book Review, Green Man Reviews, & SF Reviews (After reading these, you'll want a copy. I know I do) The rules are the same as always. Either leave a comment here or email me at sqt1969(at)gmail(dot)com under the header "Mystery" to enter and I will randomly pick a winner by Tuesday March 30th. Be sure I can reach you easily. If I cannot reach the winner within 48 hours I will pass the book onto another entrant. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Open in the Continental U.S. only (Sorry!). Good luck!

33 comments:

daydream said...

I saw the cover at Robert's and I almost cried, when I saw his giveaway was for North American Citizens only. *tears blister in my eyes* I am so in love with you right now.

Asara Dragoness said...

This sounds very interesting, sign me up please? :)

Shade53 said...

Please, sign me up too! That cover is beautiful.

furiousBall said...

i was thinking the same thing about the cover art... i'm in!

Charles Gramlich said...

Ohhh, nice one. I want in.

biblauragraphy said...

Oooooooh, Charles de Lint! And everybody-s right - that cover's a stunner.

Brooke Reviews said...

Oh! I'd love to read this. :D

Gerry Tancreda said...

I would love to have a copy of the book. Please count me in.

sealgair said...

Wow. This sounds awesome! Enter me, please!

Tayseer said...

sign me up. thanks

drey said...

Me, please!! =)

Terra said...

I admire Charles de Lint and especially enjoy his books about the huge mysterious house that moves, the Crow sisters, and all his great characters so enter me please!
Leave a comment on my blog or tweet me if I win.
http://www.twitter.com/terragarden

Neth said...

I'm a sucker for free books

donnas said...

Please enter me. I would love the chance to read this. And yes I agree that is a beautiful cover.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Janet said...

Ha! Thankfully I have a mailing address in the US. Sign me in.

Mishel said...

I so want this book (=

mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

teabird said...

Oh, I'd love a copy!

teabird 17 at yahoo dot com

S.M.D. said...

Oh, I'm in. de Lint is supposed to be good.

Sue Lange said...

I want this book.

Charlotte said...

Here is my comment! Thanks!

charlotteslibrary@gmail.com

Alexander Field said...

I love Charles de Lint - and I would love to check out the new book. Count me in for the drawing!!

Readingrat said...

I would love to check out the new Charles de Lint. Sign me up!

Best Fantasy and Science Fiction said...

Sign me up as always! Thanks again for another great giveaway! I have heard lots of great things about this book.

How do you go about getting so many publishers and what not to donate for a contest?

Avery DeBow said...

Gimme! Gimme! (That means enter my name, please).

pussreboots said...

I would love to enter. Looks like a great book.

Dawn M. said...

Everyone I talk to keeps telling me how great Charles de Lint's books are but I've just never got around to reading one. This one looks so good, though, that I think I'm going to have to find the time.

Thanks! :0)

Lunatic said...

de Lint introduced me to urban fantasy. Yarrow is still one of my favorite books. I'd love to get a copy of the book, but I think it should go to someone who's never read his work. Everyone should get a taste.

Fred

Cynnie said...

I cant wait until I move to tx !!!
then by golly i'm entering EVERYTHING!!!

carolsnotebook said...

I would love to be entered. Thanks.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

Steve Malley said...

I *love* De LInt's work!! Of course, I'm not eligible for this one, but that's okay- I'm happy to buy a copy and help Mr De Lint earn out his advance!!

okibi-insanity said...

Oh! Love to read this! Charles de Lint is awesome. Please enter me. Thanks.

Sue
okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

Karen said...

Cool cover art.

Anita Yancey said...

This book sounds like a good one. Please enter me. Thanks!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net